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Two Nigerians linked to murder of JKUAT student freed by Makadara court

 By Antynet Ford

Two Nigerian nationals suspected of killing Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Rita Waeni have been freed by Makadara Law Court.

William Ovie Opia and Johnbull Asbour, who have been in police custody since January 22, 2024 to allow the police complete investigations were left free and requested to be appearing before the DCI detectives once a week.

Magistrate Agnes Mwangi, while releasing them gave direction that they appear before the investigators once a week as the prosecution indicated investigations are still on.

The two Nigerian nationals are  suspected of killing and dismembering the body of twenty year old Rita Waeni before disappearing with her head and had been living in the country illegally.

The two were picked  at an apartment in Ndenderu Kiambu County where they had been traced by the DCI’s Criminal Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) detectives.

A hatchet, butcher’s knife, a national identity card belonging to a Kenyan (name withheld), six mobile phones, three laptops, 10 SIM cards from different telecom services providers and other items were recovered at the house where the two suspects were living.

The 24-year-old was laid to rest at a private ceremony on February 5, 2024.

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